New analysis of the behaviour of petrol retailers in Perth over a period of five years shows how tacit collusion caused prices to increase by up to 50%.
Our recent audit of success rates provided on the websites of IVF clinics’ in Australia and New Zealand identified some common traps in the way these figures are presented.
The competition in Australia's contactless payment industry is heating up as Apple Pay sets up in Australia. However some banks claim the company is making the system less competitive.
The court action ACCC has brought against Volkswagen might not succeed because Australia's emissions standards are not as strict as those in the US and Europe.
The ACCC has launched proceedings against VW for allegedly misleading consumers. But consumers won't be directly compensated from the case.
Victims of online fraud say they're passed from one authority to another when they try to report it, and they're still made to feel they are to blame for being caught out by a scam.
The presumption in government is that privatisation is always desirable, but many failures have led consumers to think differently.
It's time that Australians debated the objective of our competition law. It shouldn't just be left to the courts.
Fresh from a record US$15 billion settlement, Volkswagen is resisting paying compensation in other countries.
Audiology services are government registered for many – such as for children up to the age of 26 and veterans. But many fall through the cracks and rely on the self-regulation of the industry.
The RBA has revised regulations on how much merchants can charge for using a credit or debit card which might make the practise more common.
How would each of the major parties better regulate the finance and business sectors?
Most Australians do not understand how the Google search engine works and what is paid or free content in any search results.
New standards for free-range eggs will limit stocking densities and mean hens must have access to outdoors.
Unconscionable conduct by (mainly big) business has been notoriously tricky to prove. Could a change in legal wording help?
Those annoying fees at the end of your online booking? They should be disclosed early.
Ian Harper made a bunch of less glamourous but very useful recommendations in his competition review, that deserve not to be overshadowed.
Revelations of underpaying by 7-Eleven franchises add to evidence that some franchises are prone to abuses. But why?
RBA has no comparative advantage or good reason to regulate the Payments System. Australia already has a specialist agency to regulate industry – the ACCC.
Coles and Woolworths' representation of "fresh" and "local" food reflects heightened interest among consumers about these values. But they also contributes to concerns about the supply chain.